FOOTBALL: Tom Ward was the unlikely cup hero for King’s Lynn Town at The Walks on Tuesday.
The centre back scored twice, including a stoppage-time winner, to earn a 2-1 win over Wroxham in the quarter-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup.
Oliver Humphries’ free-kick from the edge of the box found the net via the inside of a post to put the visitors in front just before the break.
But Ward fired home a brace of powerful efforts to see the Linnets into this evening’s semi-final draw, where they will be paired with Fakenham Town, Harleston Town or Norwich United for a tie to be played at the Football Development Centre in Norwich.
Saturday’s 1-1 Southern League draw at Cirencester was overshadowed by an injury to striker Ryan Hawkins that saw the air ambulance having to land on the pitch..
Fears of a broken leg were ruled out and the youngster was eventually taken to Cheltenham Hospital by land ambulance with a badly gashed shin. He was later sent to the Norfolk and Norwich hospital for surgery and is expected to be out for the rest of the season.
Cirencester took the lead after 10 minutes when Alex Street seemed to lose the flight of the ball from a corner and Gethin Jones powered home a header.
Lynn drew themselves level in the 26th minute with a brilliant counter attacking move.
From defending a corner in their own box, Michael Clunan released Sam Warburton and he played in Shaun McWilliams who coolly lobbed the stranded Glyn Garner in the home goal.
Lynn then had a goal chalked off for offside when Lee Stevenson powered home a header from Ryan Hawkins’ cross.
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